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November 12, 2007

MONDAY, NOV. 12
Infectious cancers Harvard Medical School students continue their "Science in the News" seminar with a lecture about contagious cancers. At 6 p.m. in the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. Repeated Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Armenise Amphitheater at the medical school.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Green history The Massachusetts Historical Society will sponsor a discussion about the international origins of the American environmental movement. At 5:15 p.m., at 1154 Boylston St., Boston. Go to masshist.org/events.

Mentally ill and jail The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Middlesex will host a lecture about jail diversion for the nonviolent mentally ill. At 7:30 p.m. at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St. Call 781-938-4048.

Aching shoulders Emerson Hospital will host a lecture about emerging technologies in arthritic shoulder surgery. At 7 p.m. at the Center for Specialty Care, 54 Baker Ave. Extension, Concord. Call 978-287-3085.

Evolution battle NOVA will focus on intelligent design. At 8 p.m. on WGBH 2. Go to wgbh.org.

Peanut allergies Salem Hospital will host a presentation with the author of "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book," from 7 - 9 p.m. At the hospital, 81 Highland Ave., Salem. Call 877-227-8462.

Entomology The Cambridge Entomological Club will hold its November meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St. Go to entclub.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
Underwater exploration The MIT Museum continues its "Soap Box" series with a discussion about advancements in underwater vehicles. At 6 p.m., in the museum's Innovation Gallery, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Go to web.mit.edu/museum.

Compulsive hoarding Butler Hospital will host a lecture about the diagnosis and treatment of compulsive hoarding. At 11:30 a.m. at the Ray Conference Center, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Call 401-455-6265.

Reproductive rights The Radcliffe Institute Fellows' Presentation Series continues with a discussion about the feminist perspectives on reproductive rights and responsibilities. At 3:30 p.m. in the institute's Colloquium Room, 34 Concord Ave., Cambridge. Call 617-495-8608.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Medical first Harvard Medical School will celebrate the life of its first female full professor, Dr. Grete L. Bibring. From 4 - 7 p.m. at Harvard Medical School. Call 617-432-2773.

Jamestown unearthed Brown University's Haffenreffer Museum will host a lecture about the recent excavations of the Werowocomoco tribe in the original Jamestown colony settlement area. At 5:30 p.m. in the Manning Hall Gallery, 300 Tower St., Bristol, R.I. Go to haffenreffermuseum.org.

Green matters The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a lecture on the photosynthetic origins of food, fiber, and fuel. At 6 p.m. at the museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-2773 or go to hmnh.harvard.edu.

Mars landing The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will focus its next "Observatory Night" on NASA's Mars Phoenix landing craft and its findings. At 7:30 pm., at the CfA, 60 Garden St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-7461 or go to cfa-www.harvard.edu.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16
State of energy State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles will speak at the Marine Biological Laboratory about science, public policy, and the economics of clean energy. At 3 p.m. in the Speck Auditorium, Rowe Laboratory, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole. Go to mbl.edu.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18
Oceanic motion The Harvard Museum of Natural History will host a discussion about the science of ocean motion. At 2 p.m., at the museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Call 617-495-3045.

Pretty ugly WGBH will air an episode of "Nature" entitled "The Beauty of Ugly," on nature's ugly species. At 8 p.m. on WGBH 2. Send listings to healthscience@globe.com.

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